Helen Newlove
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Widow of Garry Newlove takes seat in Lords

Helen Newlove, whose husband Garry was beaten to death by a gang of youths, has taken her seat in the House of Lords as a Conservative peer.

Mr Newlove was murdered outside his family's Warrington home in August 2007, after confronting teenagers over vandalism to his wife's car.

Since his death, Mrs Newlove, 48, has become a champion of victims' rights.

  • 15 Jul 2010